Shia LaBeouf was supposed to star in Orphans on Broadway next month, but he's quit due to "creative differences." Specifically, creative differences with the famously volatile Alec Baldwin.
Although LaBeouf's Twitter is mostly him retweeting praise for his latest movie, lately he's posted screenshots of emails regarding his exit and problems at rehearsal. Including putting his hand through a door.
put my hand thru the door at rehearsals. then apologized to our playwright-this was his response. lesson?PACE. twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 18, 2013
There's also an email from Baldwin himself. And no, he doesn't call LaBeouf a "thoughtless little pig."
"acting has become a profession of the genteel class" - David Mamet twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 20, 2013
He also tweeted about costar Tom Sturridge (On the Road), saying that he's a "good dude," along with an email from him. Maybe Shia should get a blog.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.Tom = good dude - good actor. twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013
A statement from the producers said they'd be announcing LaBeouf's replacement soon—we're guessing they're scrambling to find someone. Orphans is a revival of the 1983 Lyle Kessler play about a wealthy man (Baldwin) kidnapped by orphaned brothers and "becomes the father figure they'd always yearned for."
"Dan" (possibly director Dan Sullivan) emailed LaBeouf that he should've known he was incompatible with Baldwin. Yeah, we probably could've guessed that too.
creative differences twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 20, 2013
UPDATE: He stole his apology from Esquire.
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